Exploring education in fragile contexts


Join us on the eve of EU Development Days 2015, as Flemish Association for Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance-VVOB, Voluntary Service Overseas-VSO and Humana People to People share practical knowledge, lessons learned and best practices from education projects working in fragile contexts.

Discussion topics include resilience building for humanitarian emergency response and keys to successful collaboration with local authorities during and post-conflict.

The European Education Practitioners Network seminars seek to create an informal space for knowledge sharing and networking for European organisations working in education in development. 

As we near the end of the Millenium Development Agenda, approximately half of the world’s poor now live in fragile states or situations, highlighting the signficance of sharing experiences and best practices in these complex contexts. 

At “Live & Learn” speakers will discuss and share lessons learned from various initiatives that can contribute to effectiveness in this important setting:

  • Challenges and opportunities in strengthening education authorities: lessons from the DRC and Zimbabwe. Maud Seghers, Education Advisor, VVOB.
  • Supporting quality and inclusive education for out-of-reach children in post-conflict Nepal. Purna Kumar Shrestha, Lead Adviser — Education, VSO.
  • How pre-service teacher training can contribute to longer term resilience and preparedness: the case of primary school teachers in the recent floods in Malawi. Olga Guerrero, Knowledge Manager Educational Programmes, Humana People to People.

Attendance is free, however seats are limited. Register now

Tuesday the 2nd June, De Markten, Oude Graanmarkt 5, Brussels.


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